Get relief from the sun
Have it made in the shade this summer with the help of a gazebo, pergola or canopy. Check out the different types of gazebos, pergolas umbrellas and their different features before making your choice!
Best pergolas in town
Flat roof pergolas are the most common kind. They are usually built with gaps in between posts to allow for some ventilation in the summer. They also come with canopies for protection during the rain. There is a slight slope, which allows rainfall to slide off on the side.
Things to consider when shopping a pergola
Pergolas are generally available in four materials—cedar, steel, vinyl, and wood.
Pergolas come in many different sizes to fit your needs. Smaller models tend to be easier to take down, while large ones are semi-permanent.
Accessorize your pergola with string lights, drapes, torches, and vines! Create a cozy atmosphere by adding a conversation set and outdoor rugs.
Hard top or soft top, gazebos are great!
Soft-top gazebos are usually semi-permanent and have a canvas top that is arched. Screens and shades can be added for mosquito protection or privacy.
Hard-top gazebos can be permanent structures that provide additional space for seating and shelter. They are usually made of wood, but also come in vinyl.
Things to consider when shopping for a gazebo
The material of your gazebo can change the whole aesthetic of your outdoor space. They are available in wood, steel, aluminum, and canvas.
Gazebos come in four basic shapes — octagon, hexagon, square, and rectangle.
From small to extra-large, the size of your gazebo will depend on how much space you have in your backyard. If you entertain a lot, a large gazebo with lots of coverage is your best bet. Remember to measure before you purchase!
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